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Talent Q Numerical Test

Talent Q Elements Numerical Test

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  • 480 questions
Talent Q Numerical Test

The Talent Q Elements numerical test assesses a candidate’s ability to analyse and understand numerical data. The tests are popular for recruiting any role where the ability to work with numerical data forms a key part of the role.

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Start with these two free numerical questions, similar in style to Talent Q’s. Remember to set your timer for each question to 75 seconds, to simulate the amount of time you have for each question in the actual test.

Worked solutions follow the questions. If the answer you’ve selected isn’t correct, make sure you understand where you went wrong and how to calculate the right answer.

Example Question 1

talent q numerical test

What is the difference in the average value of each sale for the bottom 95% of customers between 2018 and 2020?

a) £115

b) £125

c) £135

d) £145

Solution

Step 1: Number of customers in bottom 95%: 2018 = 3,000 x 95% = 2,850 2020 = 4,000 x 95% = 3,800

Step 2: Calculate revenue with bottom 95% customers: 2018 = £6,000,000 x 40% = £2,400,000 2020 = £7,500,000 x 50% = £3,750,000

Step 3: Calculate average sale per bottom 95% customer: 2018 = £2,400,000 divided by 2,850 = £842 2020 = £3,750,000 divided by 3,800 = £987

Step 4: Calculate difference: = £987 - £842 = £145

So the answer is d).

Example Question 2

talent q numerical

If there were an equal number of games in each year, which team had the highest winning percentage across the two years?

a) Liverpool

b) Real Madrid

c) Barcelona

d) Juventus

As there are the same number of games, you can just add up the percentages and divide by 2:

Real Madrid: (41% + 46%) / 2 = 43.50%

Barcelona: (45% + 40%) / 2 = 42.50%

Juventus: (44% + 56%) / 2 = 50.00%

Bayern Munich: (38% + 49%) / 2 = 43.50%

Liverpool: (56% + 59%) / 2 = 57.50%

Man City: (46% + 44%) / 2 = 45.00%

So the answer is a).

Sample Talent Q Elements Numerical Test question Test your knowledge!

An investment yields an annual interest of 5%. If you invested $2,000, how much money will you have after one year?

  • $2,100
  • $2,050
  • $2,500
  • $2,100

A company reported a 20% increase in revenue this quarter over the previous quarter. If the revenue last quarter was $200,000, what is the revenue this quarter?

  • $240,000
  • $220,000
  • $260,000
  • $280,000

If the ratio of managers to staff members is 1:8 and there are 72 staff members, how many managers are there?

  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 12

What number comes next in the sequence: 2, 4, 8, 16, ...?

  • 24
  • 30
  • 32
  • 34

You have an invoice of EUR 150,000. If the current exchange rate is 1 EUR = 1.1 USD, how much is the invoice in US dollars?

  • $165,000
  • $150,000
  • $135,000
  • $175,000

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Talent Q Elements Numerical Test Tips

1Sharpen your numerical skills

Ensure that you know how to calculate percentages, ratios and use fractions. Become confident in analysing tables, graphs, and charts, and picking out the relevant information from data. Practicing tests will help you refresh your knowledge of using mathematical concepts.

2Read the question carefully

When faced with a timed test, it is tempting to skim-read the question. Take the time to read the question properly and understand what the question is asking, so you don’t miss key information or misinterpret the question.

3Simulate test conditions

Take any practice tests in the same conditions as you would the actual test. This means practicing tests in a room free from distraction, using a calculator, timing each question, and applying the same focus to the questions as you would in the actual test.

4Stay calm

Don’t panic if you are struggling to answer a question and your time runs out. Remain calm and positively approach the following question. Take each question individually and remember that due to the adaptive nature of the test, you have the opportunity to still perform at your best even if you struggle on some questions.

5Make notes

The test allows you to use a calculator, but don’t forget to use a pen and paper for your working out. If the answer you arrive at isn’t listed in the list of multiple-choice answers, you can then revisit your workings to see where you went wrong, recalculate and select the answer you believe to be correct.

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Talent Q Elements Numerical Test FAQs

Are Talent Q tests hard?

Talent Q tests are designed to be challenging. On the positive side, the adaptive nature of the tests allows you to perform to the best of your numerical ability and stand out from other applicants. Ensuring that you practice the tests will help hone your numerical skills and let your natural ability shine through.

How are Talent Q numerical tests scored?

There is no set pass mark with a Talent Q test. The overall mark achieved in the Talent Q test is either compared to an overall benchmark set by the employer, or compared against the scores of other candidates.

How long is a Talent Q numerical test?

The test takes just over 15 minutes, with 75 seconds to complete each of the 12 questions in the test.

Can you use a calculator?

You can use a calculator in the test. It is also advisable to have a pen and paper with you, so you can note down any calculations.

How can I improve my numerical reasoning?

Refreshing your memory on basic numerical concepts such as fractions, ratios and percentages can help improve your numerical skills. Reading infographics and working out what the image conveys – before reading the accompanying text – can also help you focus on analysing numerical information.

What's the difference between Talent Q and Korn Ferry tests?

Korn Ferry is an assessment organisation that became part of the Hay group (which also owns Talent Q) in 2014. Korn Ferry aptitude tests are distinct from talent Q tests, however, despite having the same owner.

Reviews of our Numerical Reasoning tests

What our customers say about our Numerical Reasoning tests

  • May 27, 2024

    Its important for one to go through this mental test in mathematics

    Honestly, it wasn't what I was expecting. The good thing about this test is that its preparing me for a more realistic test ahead. It took me down the memory lane. After writing the test, I feel there's a strong reason to take up mathematics lessons, especially in specific areas.

  • Australia

    January 30, 2024

    It involves a lot of calculations

    The ratios and percentages questions were reasonable, but involved a lot of calculations on the calculator.

  • Nigeria

    January 05, 2024

    A real test of Speed and accuracy

    The test is really a good brain exercise and good for my preparation. Also, the questions are easy to understand and brief. It would save any candidate time if the graphic/charts, questions and options are designed to fit on a single page view for mobile phone users.

  • United Kingdom

    December 14, 2023

    How to do percentages

    The layout of the test was clear and simple. I also liked that the exact values were present when hovering over each question.

  • Indonesia

    November 14, 2023

    Read the question carefully

    I like this practical test, becase its provide a solution that help me to understand the calculation

  • United Kingdom

    November 13, 2023

    Good quiz under timed conditions

    It was easy enough but the time limit added extra pressure so you have be quick with you mental maths

  • Singapore

    November 04, 2023

    amazing test format with timing

    The Test content is very close to real test with the clock to help to keep track of time. Very useful

  • United Kingdom

    October 20, 2023

    Fun

    First numerical test I’ve completed and had fun with it. Not sure if it is representative of actual exams!

  • United States of America

    October 18, 2023

    Great practice

    The option of being timed, adds the real life pressure which is appreciated to learn the pace that you need to work at.

  • Japan

    October 16, 2023

    Difficult to figure out a question asked in a mini panic

    Combined with various figures given to you, it is difficult to understand the question asked. Although the questions that is asked is not difficult, with your panic kicking in, it makes it difficult to figure out.